Chicago, IL


  • Six years’ experience developing custom CMS-driven websites using the Drupal framework.
  • Academic background in information architecture and user experience design.
  • Desire to build solutions where users, web content, business needs, and technology
    each have an impact on the project.

Technology Proficencies

General Web Development

  • Standards-based, semantic HTML and CSS
  • CSS preprocessing using SASS and Compass
  • Accessibility for screen readers, text browsers, and mobile devices
  • Progressively-enhanced JavaScript (including jQuery and JSON)
  • Knowledge of PHP and XML
  • Version control using Git and SVN
  • Integration with third-party APIs
  • LAMP server system administration (cPanel/Plesk, command-line Linux and MySQL, phpMyAdmin)

Drupal-specific skills

  • Defining entities, views, and other elements via functional requirements
  • Responsive theme/front-end development
  • Custom module development
  • Continuous integration workflows via Features and custom modules
  • Commerce (Drupal 7) and Ubercart (Drupal 6) experience

Certifications and Memberships

Acquia Certified Developer, April 2014
Member, Drupal Association since 2010


Owner and Lead Drupalista: Lytical Design

February 2011 to present

  • Drupal 7 site building, theming, eCommerce, custom module development, training
  • Drupal 6 site building, theming, and Ubercart support

User Experience Designer: Symmetri Marketing Group

July 2009 to January 2011

  • Managed the development of Drupal-based websites, including:
    • Defining content types, views and other functional requirements
    • Developing themes
    • Training clients on how to use their system
  • Maintained Drupal-based websites, including:
    • Content updates
    • System maintenance
    • Web analytics monitoring
  • Developed a Drupal wireframing/prototyping tool for quick development of “interactive wireframes” that support design exploration and facilitate client understanding

User Experience Designer: freelance

August 2008 to July 2009

  • Analyzed survey results to generate visualizations of user responses across various demographic segments
  • Supported user research activities for portal and intranet IA

Information Architecture Intern: EightShapes

May to August 2008

  • Assisted in the creation of wireframes and documentation system assets
  • Synthesized secondary research into summaries for clients
  • Conducted competitive analyses of pattern and component systems for clients
  • Organized the inaugural UX Deliverables Workshop
  • Developed standards-compliant website from provided visual redesign (not yet launched)

Research Assistant: Usability Testing and Evaluation Center (UTEC) at IIT

February 2007 to May 2008

  • Developed usability test plan
  • Coordinated focus group activities
  • Facilitated usability testing and group interviewing
  • Wrote final reports

Information Architect and User Experience Researcher: Banner Web Project at IIT

June to August 2007

  • Collected surveys from stakeholders and compiled results
  • Performed competitive analyses of other university websites
  • Assisted with user research
  • Developed document design for final report

Inter-Professional Projects team Co-Advisor: IPRO 333: Interactive Website Module Design for the Museum of Science and Industry

August 2007 to May 2008

  • Acted as client liaison between team and the museum
  • Assisted student User Experience team in testing modules with users
  • Provided guidance and direction to the student team as necessary


Master of Science in Technical Communication and Information Design

Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT)
December 2008

Bachelor of Science in Professional Communication

Concentration: Computer Programming
State University of New York at Farmingdale
May 2006